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"It wasn't easy": Golden Equator Group CEO talks past, present and future

When Shirley Crystal Chua took a leap of faith to go independent 10 years ago and set up Golden Equator Wealth in Singapore, she was entrusted with the wealth management needs of eight UNHW families. Today, her multi-family office (MFO) helps to manage the wealth of 40 families across Asia, and the business has evolved into a holding company.

Green Finance Centre Convened a Meeting with Golden Equator

Green Finance Centre Convened a Meeting with Golden Equator

AIFC Green Finance Centre held a meeting with Golden Equator on 27 October 2021. They discussed building an ecosystem of green projects for the countries of Central Asia and the development of a green finance market. As the first steps towards collaborating, they agreed to organise events and webinars as well as work on community building and share access to know-how, in Kazakhstan and Singapore.

US$6.3m raised in Series A for new Singapore-based financing startup Jenfi

US$6.3m raised in Series A for new Singapore-based financing startup Jenfi

Singapore-based startup Jenfi has raised US$6.3 million in a Series A round with Golden Equator Ventures and Korea Investment Partners (via the GEC-KIP Fund) participating in the fundraising. Growth financing for early-stage non-profitable startups can be tricky as they don’t fit into the traditional customer mold for financial institutions.

More Ultra-rich Individuals Interested in Setting Up Family Offices in Singapore

More Ultra-rich Individuals Interested in Setting Up Family Offices in Singapore

Singapore's growing status as a financial hub is luring increasing numbers of well-heeled families from across the world to set up offices here to manage their money. Experts point to Singapore's regulatory environment and geography as key factors in its attraction as an investment destination for the world's wealthy.

Asian Wealth Transfer to See More Women in Leadership Roles

Asian Wealth Transfer to See More Women in Leadership Roles

In Asia, and many parts of the world, careers in finance continue to be male-dominated, especially at the most senior levels. In January, however, Singapore lender OCBC changed that paradigm, naming Helen Wong as its next group chief executive officer. That makes her the first woman to head a Singapore bank and one of the very few to lead an Asian financial institution.

Shirley Crystal Chua's Golden Equator is Committed to Propelling Possibilities

Shirley Crystal Chua's Golden Equator is Committed to Propelling Possibilities

Through her Singapore-based holding company, Golden Equator, Chua manages, seven companies — including multi-family office Golden Equator Wealth and venture capital arm Golden Equator Ventures, which invests in high-growth technology firms. Besides regional offices in Cambodia and Taiwan, the group also expanded its footprint into Brunei early this year, establishing its multi-family office business, consulting arm and potentially its workspace subsidiary in the oil-rich sultanate.

DARe Opens Registration for Business Bootcamps

DARe Opens Registration for Business Bootcamps

Darussalam Enterprise (DARe) is inviting aspiring and existing entrepreneurs in Brunei looking to develop their businesses to register for their micro bootcamp and accelerate bootcamp programmes that will begin at the end of the month. Golden Equator Brunei will be running both bootcamp programmes, which are fully sponsored by DARe, using a blended approach of online and in-person training that will comprehensively cover the development of a business plan and roadmap.